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A Dorchester man has been charged with indecent assault and battery after a 15-year-old Ottoson student was reported missing from school on Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Jose Alexis Rodriguez-Laboy, 35, of 43 Wilbert Road, was charged in Cambridge District Court after a preliminary investigation, Arlington police reported.
Police said the suspect picked up the student at the school. Investigators allege there is evidence leading them to believe that the suspect and the victim recently became acquainted in an online chat room and that the suspect drove to the school, picked up the juvenile and drove to a location away from school grounds.
The stage at Arlington Friends of the Drama is overflowing with energy and high spirits these days, as the cast and crew tackle the lively music and witty book of "Legally Blonde, the Musical."
The play runs for three weekends this month: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 4 p.m. Date are Dec. 6 through 8, 13 through 15 and 20 through 22.
With its origins in a book and a movie, the musical version tells the story of the adorable sorority president Elle Woods – played in the movie by Reese Witherspoon and now personified by Cai Radleigh.
She crosses the country in a blaze of pink, on a mission to find love at Harvard Law School, and ends up empowered and proactive in a final courtroom drama.
The Jam'n Java Open Mic and Coffeehouse, open Fridays every month, now plans its sets for the Kick Stand Cafe on Friday, Dec. 6, with Mark Sandman.
The cafe reopened Nov. 15.
The Vienna Boys Choir holiday performance comes to St Paul's as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the founding of the church choir school, one of the premiere such schools in the United States.
UPDATED: Arlington's tax rate is expected to rise 18 cents in fiscal 2014, after selectmen voted, 5-0, following a hearing Monday, Dec. 2. As the board has done consistently over the years, members continued a single rate and rejected a split rate for nonresidential property.
New growth more than doubled, said John Speidel, town director of assessments. Without additions to the tax roll from Arlington 360 and Alta Brigham, among others, the rate might have risen 8 or 9 cents more, he said.
The town's public-works chief has laid out his snowfall plan, and it does not include dumping on an athletics field.
Mike Rademacher told selectmen Dec. 2 that snow will be moved to the parking lot at the Arlington Reservoir or trucked out of town.
Arlington business join Saturday, Dec. 7, from noon to 5 p.m., to celebrate First Lights, offering $30,000 in gift certificates.
The Chamber of Commerce promotion offers two bright red trolleys traveling Mass. Ave. from Arlington Heights to East Arlington to carry shoppers throughout town.
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A talk titled "The Mystic River and its Tributaries including Arlington’s Mill Brook: History, Current Status & Future Prospects" is set for Saturday, Dec. 7, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., at the Old Schwamb Mill.
The speaker is professor Richard Beinecke of Suffolk University. A book signing will follow.
Beinecke’s lecture kicks off a six-part series celebrating the Old Schwamb Mill’s 150th anniversary, 1864 to 2014.
A new church coffeehouse in Jamaica Plain is offering concerts with two Arlington residents involved.
The Eliot Street Coffeehouse at the First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian-Univeralist, at 6 Eliot St., is the result of a merger of First Church's "Eliot Street Soirée" series and Jeff Boudreau’s not-for-profit notloB Parlour Concerts, presented since 2006 at the Loring-Greenough House. Boudreau lives in Arlington.
So does Darol Anger, a Berklee College of music professor and well-known fiddler, who is orchestrating the third presentation this fall. The next concert is set for Saturday, Dec. 7: Berklee College of Music string quartets.